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LIGO facility detects gravitational waves, Einstein prediction confirmed

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in Livingston Parish revealed a major discovery this morning, one that Albert Einstein predicted more than a century ago.

According to The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, the LIGO facility observed gravitational waves for the first time ever, an observation that confirmed a prediction in Einstein’s theory of relativity.

“This detection is the beginning of a new era. The field of gravitational wave astronomy is now a reality,” said Gabriela González, LSU professor of physics and astronomy, in a prepared statement, according to The Business Report.

The waves were detected back in September.

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